Creating an ‘Arty’ Look

I gave a talk at a camera club recently and I was asked how I created the look of some images that I shared. I explained how simple it was to do this with a couple of textures and the original image; a process using just four layers in Photoshop. A downloadable factsheet is available…

A Dark Rose

A recent studio shoot with Talli Lyndsey produced some images that are not quite my norm, but I do like them!Talli is a strikingly different model that can help create photos that stand out from the crowd and this is something that I wanted to achieve. With this is mind I set about thinking of…

The Colour of Dance

Just a single image update this time. This one was shot against a very messy background with a window, pipes and all sorts of stuff cluttering up the image, unfortunately there was no option at the time.I really liked the shape and dynamics of the subject but it didn’t work for me, so time for…

An ‘Arty’ Approach

Having had a studio shoot recently I wanted to try to create something that was a little different to my usual ‘style. I had set up a few really simple shots with a view to working them a little in Photoshop as part of the post-processing stage. Below are a ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shot of…

Back to School with a Vengeance

I had a shoot at old an derelict school near Southport and worked on three different themes whilst there. The old school is in a real bad state, worse than I’d hoped for, but it was worthwhile and I got some shots that are a touch different to the norm. This, the second, story is about…

The Demise & Fall of Leonora Dickens

I had a shoot at old an derelict school near Southport and worked on three different themes whilst there. The old school is in a real bad state, worse than I’d hoped for, but it was worthwhile and I got some shots that are a touch different to the norm. This story is about the madness,…

African Queen & Chainmail

I had a studio shoot in February with Natasha James which had been in planning for a while but in my mind for a lot longer. I had drawn up some mood boards with ideas based on two main themes, one being ‘African Queen’ the other being based on a ‘metallic’ theme. The mood board…